Healthy Breakfast Popsicles – No Blender Required!

I made these for my toddler who is constantly insisting on candy, popsicles, and the like for breakfast. One morning it hit me, I should make healthy breakfast popsicles I can say yes to. So I did.

And these popsicles do not require a blender!

Healthy Breakfast Popsicles

Healthy Breakfast Popsicles – No Blender Required!

For an easier-to-read (and printable) recipe, see the bottom of this post.

Healthy Breakfast Popsicles - the ingredients

You will need the following ingredients:

  • 2 cups milk – any kind, I used unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 5-10 teaspoons granola – I used this one
  • 1-2 bananas – depending on size, you want these fairly ripe

You will also need a popsicle mold and popsicle sticks. I bought theseĀ Norpro Ice Pop Makers from Amazon last year. I love it now that my kids are older and need a bigger popsicle.

For my littlest toddlers, I use these Zoku Mini Pop Molds because they are just enough for them to get through without too much melting mess. Please note, that this recipe will make way too much for just one of these molds because they are pretty small.

Breakfast popsicles

Pour the chia seeds into the milk, stir, and set aside. Mash the bananas in a bowl with a fork. Pour the milk/chia seed mix into the bowl and mix well.

Healthy Breakfast Popsicles

Scoop 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of granola into your popsicle molds.

Breakfast popsicles

Pour the banana, chia seed, and milk mixture into the molds. Cap and insert popsicle sticks. Place popsicles in the freezer and let freeze for at least 5 hours.

Enjoy!

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Posted by Simply Vicki onĀ Thursday, September 10, 2015


Healthy Breakfast Popsicles
Print Recipe
When your toddlers insist on popsicles for breakfast, surprise them with a yes! These are healthy and yummy.
    Servings Prep Time
    10 popsicles 10 minutes
    Passive Time
    5+ hours
    Servings Prep Time
    10 popsicles 10 minutes
    Passive Time
    5+ hours
    Healthy Breakfast Popsicles
    Print Recipe
    When your toddlers insist on popsicles for breakfast, surprise them with a yes! These are healthy and yummy.
      Servings Prep Time
      10 popsicles 10 minutes
      Passive Time
      5+ hours
      Servings Prep Time
      10 popsicles 10 minutes
      Passive Time
      5+ hours
      Ingredients
      Servings: popsicles
      Instructions
      1. Pour the chia seeds into the milk, stir, and set aside. Mash the bananas in a bowl with a fork. Pour the milk/chia seed mix into the bowl and mix well.
      2. Scoop 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of granola into your popsicle molds. Pour the banana, chia seed, and milk mixture into the molds.
      3. Cap and insert popsicle sticks. Place popsicles in the freezer and let freeze for at least 5 hours.
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      Healthy Chocolate Breakfast Shake

      Healthy Chocolate Breakfast Shake | Simply Vicki - Vicki-Arnold.com

      Let me tell you first thing, I’m not a health expert. I have probably done more than my fair share of research in the area of nutrition and health, but I don’t consider myself an expert. On anything really. That said, I think this is a pretty healthy shake. For one, no ice cream.

      I started making these when I went off all sugar and caffeine for several weeks to help my adrenals heal and hopefully reduce or eliminate the panic attacks. After a couple weeks, I was really missing something sweet. So I decided to try the raw cacao powder and see if it would answer my chocolate cravings. It did and it did not trigger panic attacks. I’ve been drinking them ever since.

      A quick rundown of the ingredients:

      I like to make this shake in the morning and pair it with a couple eggs fried in coconut oil and a piece or two of sourdough toast. I tend to eat later in the morning and this will hold me through lunch. I’ll have a snack in the middle of the afternoon and be good until dinner.

      I was also adding raw almond butter to the mix, but then there was a huge recall for salmonella, which I came down with a small case of. It was really good, but I haven’t been able to add it back in since. I am considering finding a protein powder that I like. The Tera’s Whey brand looks to be highly recommended.

      Healthy Chocolate Breakfast Shake | Simply Vicki - Vicki-Arnold.com

      Healthy Chocolate Breakfast Shake Recipe

      Maybe now is the time to tell you that I tend to not follow recipes when I cook. I do when I bake, but cooking lends itself to eyeballing amounts for me. Since I do love you all, I went ahead and measured out some ingredients to give you all an actual recipe.

      I use the single serve cup of my Ninja blender to make these. I highly recommend that blender, Costco had a great deal that came with the 72 ounce pitcher, 3 of the 16 ounce single serve cups, and the food processor bowl. The single serve cups use a different blade than the pitcher and do a nice job of blending tiny seeds like chia and flax.

      Place all in blender cup, in the order listed. Blend until smooth.

      Healthy Chocolate Breakfast Shake | Simply Vicki - Vicki-Arnold.com

      Enjoy!